Will it Harm my Baby if I get Pregnant While on the Pill?

on Feb 26, 2013

by Lindsey Zaldivar

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Will it Harm my Baby if I get Pregnant While on the Pill?

What happens if you're on the Pill and get pregnant? Will it harm your baby if you get pregnant while on the birth control pill?

Birth control pills are actually very reliable pills because they are very efficient. Their efficiency ranges from 92% to an amazing 99.7%. Thus, you can depend on these pills to avoid pregnancy to a large extent. However, these pills are not completely 100% efficient. This means that there are still very slight chances of pregnancy. They may be slight but there is no denying that they are chances nevertheless. These chances are substantial only during the initial months of taking the pills. Also, if you miss the pills for at least two days in continuity, you might get pregnant. Again, you just might. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

No proof

However that is not the major concern for many. The major concern for many is whether the baby will be safe or whether getting pregnant while taking the pill can harm the baby. This is a very good question but sadly until now, there is no proof or conclusive evidence that can be relied upon in this matter. There is also no proof about pills harming the baby if you started taking them after getting pregnant, without of course knowing that you are pregnant in the first place.

Do not take the risk

However, if you feel you are pregnant and you see signs of pregnancy, then you should stop using the birth control pills immediately and rush to your health care professional. Again, there is no explanation about the exposure of levels of estrogen produced by the pill harming the baby but you should not take the risk. You should stop taking the pills at once. Until you are sure that you are indeed pregnant or you are not pregnant after all, there are other contraceptives that you can use such as condoms. Unless you are absolutely sure, it is ideal to be safe.

Missed period may not mean pregnancy

Also keep in mind that missing a period is not a sure shot sign of pregnancy. Especially if you miss a period soon after starting to take the birth control pills, there is no need to worry. However, it would be safe to check with your doctor just in case. Also, if you miss two periods in a row, you should meet with your doctor without fail and immediately too so that pregnancy can be determined and the necessary steps may be taken at once.

Nothing to worry

The bottom-line of all this is that you don’t really have to worry if you conceive while taking pills. There have been numerous instances when babies that were conceived in a similar manner have been born perfectly normal. As aforementioned, there is no evidence that the unborn child will be harmed because of the pills. In fact, studies have not been able to unearth any side effects at all. Thus, there is no need for you to panic at all. If you are pregnant or if you suspect pregnancy, simply visit the doctor. Of course, stop taking the pills and let the doctor help you out. Don’t worry about any harm because the chances of harming the baby are very slim, if any.

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Lindsey lives in Roselle, Illinois with her husband and son Harry. In between keeping up with a busy toddler, she enjoys blogging about parenting, cooking, crafting at The Accidental Wallflower.

  • Moniqu Bagley

    ok i been off the depo shot for 5 months now and im trying to conceive with this work for me….please help

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  • Berniec

    Hi moniqu bagley if you are trying to conceive early the depo shot is not the right choice to take I was on depo for a couple months and got pregnant and miscarried at 11 weeks doctors say it is because the shot precents the baby from growing causing your body to expel the baby. The shot is very very very bad!!

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  • KAth Lliane Orpilla

    Hello ma’am..I just want to ask and If what will I do..I take pills at an early age 16 and contiNeusly taking pills until I’m 22 years old, now that I want to get prego is it possible that I will get pregnant easily when I stop taking the pill or I need to cleansed first..thanx maam godbless..

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  • Lauren

    I had sex the day I was ovulating and we didn’t use any type of birth control or use a condom. But recently I went to my Ob for my first time and I got the pill but I’m not sure if I should start the pill or wait?

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